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NewTek offers next-generation studio-in-a-box

At IBC2007, NewTek showcased its new VT[5] studio-in-a-box integrated television production system.

The VT[5] system features live switching and Web streaming of up to 24 cameras, and now includes LiveSet, the company’s new live virtual set technology. The system also includes new keying capabilities, integrated SDI switching support, and automated clip playback with simultaneous output to video, projector and Web stream.

The VT[5]’s HD post capabilities include real-time nonlinear editing, video painting and a full-featured animated character generation package. The system features real-time, uncompressed video processing with component and SDI output. An optional serial digital switcher adds an additional eight SDI inputs and SDI routing functionality.

LiveSet allows users to implement multichannel virtual sets in a live environment. It enables separate virtual sets to be assigned independently to all switcher inputs, including all cameras and DDRs. In addition, each input has an independent LiveMatte module eliminating the need for hardware for each source connected to the system.

Each virtual set supports virtual cameras with multiple angles and zoom levels with support for secondary video sources for on-set virtual monitors. All effects are rendered with photorealism, including reflections, refractions, shadows, bump maps and filtering.

The VT[5] will be available by the end of the year. Current owners of any previous version of VT can choose to upgrade for a cost.

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